Adults, QSW, social worker, review, part time
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work.
This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links.
The Council are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and innovative professional Adults Social Worker to join their friendly and well established team in order to support citizens across Southend-on-Sea (including out-of-borough cases) with the aim to offer the appropriate support in the right place at the right time.
The team understands individual’s strengths and assets and wishes to maximise their potential for independence, recognising the importance of assuming that the individual is best placed to know their own outcomes, goals and wellbeing.
This is a great opportunity to work with health and social care colleagues and other partners by engaging in innovative practice and a visionary approach to creating a better Southend. The Team are integral to the Adult Social Care transformation programme, changing our approach to the way we work with Adults, Carers and the Community.
They are enthusiastic to embrace this and need the full complement of staffing resources to support one another to achieve the desired outcomes.
Your new role
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Social Worker to work in the East Locality Team on a part time permanent basis.
The team are undergoing a large transformation programme across adult social care to develop person-centred pathways and practice which is enabling, supportive and developing communities to become more resilient. Working alongside health colleagues to prevent adults from being admitted to long term residential care and supporting interdependence with the community, you will support adults and their carer’s as a ‘change agent’ to build on their strengths, assets and abilities to self-manage.
This post not only supports the statutory requirement for a Social Worker to undertake timely reviews, it also promotes an asset-based approach, maximising independence of the adult and reducing marginalisation. The position will ensure that through a person-centred approach that adults are assessed in a timely and appropriate manner to prevent adults from being admitted to long term residential care and supporting interdependence with the community and to return home as soon as possible, to ensure adults do not remain in placement any longer than is required which can have detrimental impact on their physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
This is a 26 hours per week position, the manager is happy to look at other hours as well
What you’ll need to succeed
To be successful in this position it is essential that you have a qualification in Social Work (Diploma/Bachelor/Master’s degree) and hold a current registration with Social Work for England. It is essential that you possess a good working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. The post holder will need to have a sound knowledge of the SET Procedures for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and assessment and investigation skills. You will need to demonstrate that you have a proven ability in ensuring that adults and older people are appropriately safeguarded. It is desirable that you have some hospital and/or community experience to understand the interface and delivery of care between Health and Social Care, to include a working knowledge of Continuing Healthcare.
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply online’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Nathalie Storozynski at Hays on 01702 762130.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.